WILL sued after DPI selectively released data in violation of state law The News: Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Bennett Brantmeier issued a summary judgement ruling in a lawsuit brought by [...]
Case Name: School Choice Wisconsin v. Carolyn Stanford Taylor
Type of Case: Good Government; School Choice
Court: Jefferson County Circuit Court
Case Number: 19-CV-519
Filed On: November 6, 2019
Current Status: Summary judgment motion filed, awaiting response from the state
State law is clear: certain types of data on Wisconsin’s school choice programs must be released “all at the same time, uniformly, and completely.” There are no exceptions. But on September 11, DPI chose to violate this straightforward law by releasing incomplete and misleading school choice data to a select media list a day before the September 12 public release.
DPI violated the law in three critical ways:
This case marks the third time this year State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford-Taylor has been sued by WILL for violating state law. Stanford-Taylor is Governor Tony Evers’ hand-picked successor at the Department of Public Instruction – taking over in January 2019. WILL’s lawsuit reminds state agencies and unelected bureaucrats, once again, that they are accountable to state law.
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